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Follow the host, Patrick, as he opens up about concepts concerning humanity and life, where we come from, where we are, and where we're going. Inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune series, along with a handful of philosophers, writers, and his own impressions of the world; Patrick invites you to think about a number of subjects and question your assumptions. Which sounds very uptight and arrogant so he also talks about comic books, TV shows, and gets socially awkward because, otherwise, it would be boring.

Written in the Sand Patrick Anthony

    • Philosophy

Follow the host, Patrick, as he opens up about concepts concerning humanity and life, where we come from, where we are, and where we're going. Inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune series, along with a handful of philosophers, writers, and his own impressions of the world; Patrick invites you to think about a number of subjects and question your assumptions. Which sounds very uptight and arrogant so he also talks about comic books, TV shows, and gets socially awkward because, otherwise, it would be boring.

    Written in the Sand Podcast – The Return of the Prodigal Podcast 022

    Written in the Sand Podcast – The Return of the Prodigal Podcast 022

    Written in the Sand Episode 22







    The Return of the Prodigal Podcast







    Yeah, I'm back, picking up where I left off. We expand on life as currency and moving into how that translates into relationships. We also examine the implied background of the conspiracy to attack the Atreides. This episode also starts to breach the next section, which concentrates on the character of Duke Leto.







    Contains music used under the Creative Commons License:







    "Also Sprach Zarathustra""Almost in F""Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Written in the Sand Podcast – Hello. From, The Planet 021

    Written in the Sand Podcast – Hello. From, The Planet 021

    Written in the Sand Episode 21

    Hello. From, The Planet

    Just a little mini-sode for Earth Day. We'll be back to the main topic in the next episode. Of course, you do have to wonder if that topic really is the main one after listening to this.



    Contains music used under the Creative Commons License:



    "Cattails"

    "Porch Swing Days" (slow)

    "Fireflies and Stardust"

    "Easy Lemon"

    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 15 min
    Written in the Sand Podcast – To Be Species Or To Be Specie, What Is The Equation? 020

    Written in the Sand Podcast – To Be Species Or To Be Specie, What Is The Equation? 020

    Written in the Sand Episode 20

    To Be Species Or To Be Specie,

    What Is The Equation?

    Great. An episode summary. You know, I hate these things. You spend so much time developing and maturing an episode and then you have to add the final touch and it's such a small space to fit something that will embody the soul and the face of what you've done. Will it be up to it? Equal to the task? Will it be convincing enough to tell people it's worth listening to? I can never tell, I always judge by the cover.



    Contains music used under the Creative Commons License:



    "Record Needle Scratch 3"

    www.audiosoundclips.com



    "Garden Music"

    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.

    • 39 min
    Written in the Sand Podcast – Long ago, and in a Future Far, Far Away 019

    Written in the Sand Podcast – Long ago, and in a Future Far, Far Away 019

    Written in the Sand Episode 19

    Long Ago, and in a Future Far, Far Away

     



    Continuing from last episode, we continue to explore the perspectives from childhood that affect us in adulthood. We specifically look at how the stories we are attracted to tell us how life is supposed to be. The Heroic Journey is the centerpiece of this episode, which is expanded to show how it is used in Dune and the Star Wars series. We also address how a modern trend in deviating from the Heroic Story can benefit human development.



    Contains an abundance of music used under the Creative Commons License:



    "Mars" by Gustav Holst



    “Teller of the Tales”

    “Doobly Doo”

    “Hidden Past”

    “Take a Chance”

    “Teddy Bear Waltz”

    “Ever Mindful”

    “Exotic Battle”

    “Perspective”

    “Division”

    “Dama-May”

    “Jaunty Gumption”

    “Carpe Diem”

    “Non Stop”

    “Jet Fueled Vixen”

    “Truth of the Legend”

    “With The Sea”

    “Willow and Light”

    “Temple of the Manes”

    “Darkest Child”

    “Tikopia”

    “Eternal Terminal”

    “Rites”

    “What You Want V2”

    “Children's Theme”

    “Basic Implosion”

    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 54 min
    Written in the Sand Podcast – We Are In a Sense Lost 018

    Written in the Sand Podcast – We Are In a Sense Lost 018

    Written in the Sand Podcast Episode 18

    We Are In a Sense Lost

     



    After a healthy pause, we are back. A few changes and a new direction, but otherwise as constant as the sea.



    This episode we will be talking about a theme that threads through several chapters.



    As we see Paul almost fall into the trap of the Hunter Seeker, we use this scene and those surrounding it to explore topics regarding innocence, maturity, and experience.



    "Crossing the Chasm"

    "White Lotus"

    Kevin MacLeod incompetec.com

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 30 min
    Written in the Sand Podcast – They May Take Our Lives, But They’ll Never Take Our Conformity 017

    Written in the Sand Podcast – They May Take Our Lives, But They’ll Never Take Our Conformity 017

    Written in the Sand Podcast Episode 17

    They May Take Our Lives, But They'll Never Take Our Conformity

    Are You One of Us?

    We call them catchphrases, clichés, inside jokes, slogans, battle cries, and George Orwell thought of them as sloppy language. In his essay, “Politics and the English language” he talked about how these phrases become removed from any recognizable meaning and become shortcuts for thinking. Even worse, these phrases can be retrofitted for political goals, selling unfamiliar ideas with familiar words. Some phrases become so obscure that we no longer use some of the words let alone know their definitions, but we can often recognize their intent. They become phrases that we understand without having to ponder what the actual words mean.



    George Orwell was not a fan.



    He felt that this sloppy language lead to sloppy thinking, and I agree with him up to a point. Some of those words may have meanings you are only vaguely aware of, you just kind of understand them by how they are used.



    One of the phrases that George Orwell listed was grist for the mill. I know what it means, material that is useful or turns a profit, but I’ve never heard the word grist outside of that phrase in my entire life. It means corn, by the way. Obviously, if you operate a mill, not having anything to grind means that you have a useless building, so any opportunity to obtain such resources must be taken advantage of. Not that many people operate mills anymore, so most of the saying is un-relatable to a modern audience.



    I singled out that phrase, but I could have used any of the ones tin the beginning of the episode, or any one of thousands of others to illustrate George Orwell’s sentiment. But all language, in a way, becomes cliché. You can scan down a list of random words and a certain number of them you will recognize without even really knowing how to define them. Often, words become habitual. You just know what they mean.



    Today, we are going to discuss a few things about these phrases but in a more generalized sense. The actual phrases don’t matter, what matters is that the environment that we are raised in, which becomes our culture, becomes something that we understand implicitly, without really thinking about it. It’s only when you try to explain it to others that you realize how much of it makes little sense.



    This will be the last posting of 2017. We will return in January after the holidays with some changes in format.



    Walla Walla Background taken from: Crowd Long By Audionautics and used under Creative Commons License 3.0



    Background Music:



    "Relaxing Piano Music"



    "Monster Parade"



    "Floating Cities"



    "Baba Yaga"



    "Sugar Plum Dark Mix"



    "Transition One"



    "Perspectives"



    "Chanter"



    "Wish Background"

    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 52 min

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